Marginal Resistance: Essays Dedicated to John C. Vander Stelt

Marginal Resistance: Essays Dedicated to John C. Vander Stelt


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Eighteen friends, colleagues, and former students contribute to this volume honoring Dr. Vander Stelt, professor of philosophy and theology at Dordt College. Their topics range from engineering and sociology to aesthetics and hermeneutics. Many address the vocation and challenges of reformed teaching, learning, and scholarship while also observing Vander Stelt’s strong Kuyperian roots.



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Dordt College Press


Sioux Center, Iowa


Calvinism, Christian philosophers, John C. Vander Stelt, Dordt College




Table of Contents:
Standing in the Kuyperian tradition / Harry Van Dyke -- Tourism with the eye of the heart : Arie Van Deursen's guiding vision for the Dutch Christian Travel Association / Henk Aay -- The philosophical assumptions shaping Lijphart's scientific theory of Dutch consociational democracy / John L. Hiemstra -- The shape of an integral cosmoscope / Bennie J. van der Walt -- A conversation with John C. Vander Stelt / David Van Heemst -- Serviceable insight : wisdom at work / Harry Fernhout -- Contours of a transformation scholarship / Stuart Fowler -- Reclaiming the apex of the triangle : scholarship as pilgrimage / Sydney Hielema -- A teachable teacher : Docilitas and the vocation of John Calvin / David Rylaarsdam -- Beyond integration to holistic Christian scholarship / Donald Sinnema -- Pursuing faith-based and faith-affirming learning / Harro Van Brummelen -- What we teach vs. how we teach : unscientific musings on Vander Stelt's danger #5 / John Van Dyk -- Meaning, authenticity, and passion : directions for a philosophy of engineering design / Charles Adams -- The service of sociology : providing a lighter cloak or a sturdier iron cage? / Brad Breems -- Two watersheds of biblical interpretation / Roy Clouser -- The religious root of totalitarianism / Frank Sawyer -- God's ordinance for artistry and Hogarth's "wanton chace" / Calvin Seerveld -- Kingdom coins : God's resources for God's justice / Carol L. Veldman Rudie.

Marginal Resistance: Essays Dedicated to John C. Vander Stelt